MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has won his tenth consecutive German Grand Prix, smashing the field at the Sachsenring.
Starting from pole, Marquez didn’t enjoy the best of starts, with his front wheel slightly rising off the line, however it didn’t prevent the Spaniard from leading into the first corner.
Maverick Vinales enjoyed a solid start himself and put pressure on his compatriot on the opening laps, but wasn’t able to find a way past. Once Marquez got a clean lap, he started to pull away from the chasing pack.
A couple of seconds behind Marquez, Vinales soon surrendered second place to Alex Rins. The Suzuki man soon pulled away from Vinales and set about closing Marquez down.
Once the leader saw that Rins had moved into second, he put a couple more quick laps in to maintain the buffer ahead of his two compatriots.
The lead group stayed constant, with Crutchlow slowly pulling closer to Vinales, when on lap nineteen, Rins crashed out of second place at the fast, right handed turn eleven.
Crutchlow stayed extremely close to the rear wheel of Vinales for the final ten laps, before the Brit made a small mistake with two laps to go, leaving him to settle for the final podium spot.
But out front it was all about Marquez, dominant out front and comfortable enough to cross the line with his arms crossed, Marquez extends his lead in the World Championship to 58 points, in what now seems a certain eighth World Championship at just 26.
Danilo Petrucci was best of the rest in fourth place, fighting off his factory Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso, Jack Miller and Joan Mir who finished in fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
Valentino Rossi couldn’t quite stay with those ahead of him and ended his run of three straight DNF’s in eighth place, with Franco Morbidelli and Stefan Bradl rounding out the top ten.
Front row starter Fabio Quartararo was an early faller, losing the front end of his Yamaha at the turn three Omega corner for his first DNF as a MotoGP rider.